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Mets Morning News: Dillon Gee is still a Met

Your Sunday morning dose of Mets and Major League Baseball news, note, and links.

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Meet the Mets

February is upon us, and the Mets still have six major league starting pitchers on their 40-man roster. Rising Apple points out that the potential landing spots for Dillon Gee are dwindling.

Greg Prince would like to alert you to a fundraiser in White Plains in a few week that features Dwight Gooden and supports an organization with a goal of spreading baseball around the world and developing it further in the United States.

Around the National League East

In case you missed it, the Braves made a relatively minor trade the other day.

While the Mets' farm system got very good reviews from Keith Law over the past week, the Marlins' system ranked twenty-fourth. Here's a speculative idea about how the Marlins could land James Shields.

Around Major League Baseball

The Dodgers have made some moves this winter, but starting pitcher Zack Greinke is not so sure things will work out this season as a result. The 31-year-old can opt out of his contract after this season if he so desires.

It seems Cuban shortstop Yoan Moncada is free to sign with a major league team. FanGraphs has some more information on the details of the mechanisms for Cuban players signing such contracts.

DRaysBay takes a look at the Rays and their use of the rising fastball. Of course, strikeouts aren't for everyone, as the Hardball Times reminds us with an article re-posted after it was nominated for a SABR Analytics award.

Grant Brisbee asks: What's better, the Super Bowl or the World Series?

Jay Jaffe grades the Yankees' offseason.